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Does "Desert Eagle" suck?

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#1 Texas King

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 03:59 PM

When it comes to handguns does "Desert Eagles" suck, in your opinion?
What you think?

I found out that this type of handgun is so rarely used in general.

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 05:36 PM

I don’t like the trade off of control versus power. I’d rather just use the .45

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 06:21 PM

It's expensive, the ammo is expensive, and it's quite bulky, but for casual shooting, it's an interesting piece.

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 06:38 PM

I thought this was going to be the title of some new imperialistic, pro war propaganda film

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 08:14 PM

It's quite possibly the least practical and most unwieldy autoloader of all time.

I'd have a laugh shooting one but that's it. If you just need massive creature stopping power in a pistol package (generally a bad idea in the first place), a S&W .500 revolver is a much better Joice anyway.

They're cool but they "suck" :lol:

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 08:21 PM

Maybe you would like it better if you were out in the desert shooting eagles with it.

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 08:02 AM

 J2112YYZ, on 01 December 2017 - 08:21 PM, said:

Maybe you would like it better if you were out in the desert shooting eagles with it.
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Posted 02 December 2017 - 08:57 AM

I like my S&W .40 S&W sigma.Posted ImageLighter, good degree of stopping power, and the ammo is less expensive by far. This weapon is In line with a more powerful 9mm. I also own a Tokarev T33 .30 [original Russian], .45 Glock Model 21 and a S&W Model 29 .44 with 8 3/8 inch barrel.Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImageI'm comfortable with all four weapons, and practice with them all.

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 04:48 PM

This thread didn't really take off :lol:

At times I have wondered if something along the lines of a TRF Firearms thread could survive here. We do seem to have some shooters and enthusiasts!

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 06:26 PM

I had experience from my youth and military days but haven’t fired a weapon in many years.

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 09:20 PM

 Ancient Ways, on 02 December 2017 - 06:26 PM, said:

I had experience from my youth and military days but haven’t fired a weapon in many years.

I LOVE the place I go to Practice my shooting and accuracy at!  I LOVE target shooting.  People who've seen me shoot, mostly instructors, have asked me to join their teams, both target and live 'games' combative.  Not into that stuff, I get enough watching today's movies...AAA, Ann Arbor Arms is the place I go for practice.  Their the ones I told Lorraine about, they teach classes and sell 'accessories for shooters.
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Posted 03 December 2017 - 12:41 AM

 Lucas, on 01 December 2017 - 06:38 PM, said:

I thought this was going to be the title of some new imperialistic, pro war propaganda film

I was thinking Jean-Claude Van Damme, just because it sounds too smart for a Steve Seagal title.
Seagal would have "Flight of the Sand Eagles", "Sand: Where Eagles Dare", or "Half Past Sandy".

btw, Steven Segal is said to have his own signature rifle, "Orsis, by Steven Seagal".

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So to answer the question as best I can: no, because Seagal's name isn't associated with it.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 11:49 AM

Yes, they suck in new and different ways. Too unwieldy for folks with smaller hands and too bulky to conceal unless you're wearing a parka and even then it might print. I've never understood the fascination with .44 magnum anyway. It probably stems from when John Milius erroneously called the .44 "the most powerful handgun in the world" in that Dirty Harry script.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 03:17 AM

 vaportrailer, on 03 December 2017 - 12:41 AM, said:

 Lucas, on 01 December 2017 - 06:38 PM, said:

I thought this was going to be the title of some new imperialistic, pro war propaganda film

I was thinking Jean-Claude Van Damme, just because it sounds too smart for a Steve Seagal title.
Seagal would have "Flight of the Sand Eagles", "Sand: Where Eagles Dare", or "Half Past Sandy".

btw, Steven Segal is said to have his own signature rifle, "Orsis, by Steven Seagal".

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So to answer the question as best I can: no, because Seagal's name isn't associated with it.

Stevie generally likes 3 word movie titles such as Above the Law, Hard to Kill, Marked for Death, Out for Justice, On Deadly Ground, etc.

So the signature weapons he has are the “Hard Like Me” handgun and the “Suck On This” rifle with attachable sausage grinder. Available at Wal-Mart and select pork product wholesale factory warehouses.



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Posted 08 December 2017 - 03:41 PM

 JohnnyBlaze, on 08 December 2017 - 03:17 AM, said:


Stevie generally likes 3 word movie titles such as Above the Law, Hard to Kill, Marked for Death, Out for Justice, On Deadly Ground, etc.


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Posted 10 December 2017 - 08:50 PM

 Jack Aubrey, on 07 December 2017 - 11:49 AM, said:

Yes, they suck in new and different ways. Too unwieldy for folks with smaller hands and too bulky to conceal unless you're wearing a parka and even then it might print. I've never understood the fascination with .44 magnum anyway. It probably stems from when John Milius erroneously called the .44 "the most powerful handgun in the world" in that Dirty Harry script.
How about the .50 AE variant? :lol:

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 03:57 PM

Don't use one in a youtube stunt:

http://www.cnn.com/2...tunt/index.html

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 03:35 PM

 That One Guy, on 01 December 2017 - 08:14 PM, said:

It's quite possibly the least practical and most unwieldy autoloader of all time.

I'd have a laugh shooting one but that's it. If you just need massive creature stopping power in a pistol package (generally a bad idea in the first place), a S&W .500 revolver is a much better Joice anyway.

They're cool but they "suck" :lol:
I rented the .50 cal at a shooting range one time and it ejects the spent brass out of the top so they can hit you in the head. My brother had a hot casing land between his glasses and his nose and it burned him. Poor design.

But it looks cool when agent Smith straight arms it.

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 12:11 PM

 That One Guy, on 10 December 2017 - 08:50 PM, said:

 Jack Aubrey, on 07 December 2017 - 11:49 AM, said:

Yes, they suck in new and different ways. Too unwieldy for folks with smaller hands and too bulky to conceal unless you're wearing a parka and even then it might print. I've never understood the fascination with .44 magnum anyway. It probably stems from when John Milius erroneously called the .44 "the most powerful handgun in the world" in that Dirty Harry script.
How about the .50 AE variant? :lol:

Heee hee! PASS!

I do like the new Jericho pistol by IWI. In fact, I'll be buying myself one after Christmas! .45 ACP, of course. (Because they don't make a .46, right? :D )

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 02:47 PM

All weapons sucks! You people that likes weapons are crazy!




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